Beef Value Chain Involved in Sustainability Efforts

Dan Beef

We recently told you that the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) had released their first-ever National Framework for Beef Sustainability, which officially opened a 60-day public comment period on the group’s Sustainability Framework. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Director for Sustainability, Ashley McDonald, explains who all is involved with the USRSB. Beef Value Chain Involved in Sustainability Efforts …

consumers choice

Agri View: Consumers Choice in Beef

Dan Agri View, Beef, Cattle

Everett Griner talks about grass fed in today’s Agri View. Everett explains the changes in consumer’s choice for beef. Consumers Choice in Beef The consumers choice for beef has changed dramatically in recent years. Grass fed. In the beginning grass fed meant a tough taste to this piece of beef, and buyers avoided it. It took time and effort but …

fake meat

NCBA Files Comments for Regulating Fake Meat

Dan Beef

This week the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) submitted official comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) outlining key principles for the regulation of fake meat products. The comments were filed in response to Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) Petition Number 18-01, encouraging USDA to look beyond modifying “standards of identity” in order to provide adequate protection for beef …

beef exports

Marfrig Becomes World’s 2nd Largest Beef Processor

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

It was announced this morning that Brazil’s Marfrig Global Foods has reached an agreement to acquire 51 percent of National Beef Packing Company for $969 million, thus making them the world’s second largest beef processor. According to a story from meat industry publication Meatingplace, Marfrig CEO Martín Secco said “With the transaction, we will have operations in the two largest …

eggs

Easter Eggs for Your Basket Will be a Bit Higher This Year

Dan Field Crops, Industry News Release, Poultry

Higher retail prices for several foods including eggs, orange juice, meat products, bagged salad, shredded cheddar and vegetable oil resulted in a slight increase in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey showed the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or more meals was $51.05, up $1.02 …

meat exports

Meat Exports on the Rise for U.S.

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats

Last week, President Trump requested a three-year extension of trade promotion authority, but the request comes amid growing concerns over the direction of the administration’s trade policy. And despite what we are hearing about trade issues, USDA is projecting that U.S. meat exports will rise this year just as production rises. Gary Crawford has the story. U.S. Meat Exports on …

bqa awards

BQA Offers Transportation Modules Online

Dan Beef

Over the past year, many cattle producers have taken advantage of the interactive online Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Executive Director of Producer Education, Josh White, says there are various modules available for producers to take part in, including a transportation module. BQA Offers Transportation …